This unit (BSBMGT517) describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and monitor implementation of the operational plan to provide efficient and effective workplace practices within the organisation's productivity and profitability plans. Management at a strategic level requires systems and procedures to be developed and implemented to facilitate the organisation's operational plan. This unit applies to individuals who manage the work of others and operate within the parameters of a broader strategic and/or business plan.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - develop and implement an operational plan using a variety of information sources and consultation (including using specialist advice if required) which includes: resource requirements; key performance indicators; monitoring processes; contingency plans; - communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to explain the plan and supporting information, seek approvals, negotiate variations and engage work teams, and; - develop and implement strategies to achieve the operational plan within the organisation's policies, practices and procedures including: recruiting, inducting and developing personnel; acquiring physical resources and services; protecting intellectual property; making variations to the plan; monitoring and documenting performance.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - describe models and methods for operational plans; - explain the role of an operational plan in achieving the organisation's objectives; - explain budgeting processes; - list alternative approaches to developing key performance indicators to meet business objectives; - outline the legislative and regulatory context relevant to the operational plan of the organisation, and; - outline the organisation's policies, practices and procedures that directly relate to the operational plan.

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